Women's Soccer Seeks Second Straight Win at QueensSeptember 24, 2013
ANDERSON, S.C. – Grabbing two wins last week, the Anderson University women’s soccer teams looks to continue its recent success on Wednesday as it heads to Queens University of Charlotte for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff from Dickson Field.
AU finished 2-1 on the week with a 5-0 win over Erskine and a 3-0 victory over Coker, but suffered a loss to Georgia College inbetween the victories. The Trojans moved to 2-3-1 on the year, but remained unbeaten in South Atlantic Conference play with their win over Coker and improved to 1-0-1. With two conference matches to close out the month of September, AU can improve its ranking within the conference standings with victories.
The offense has been spread out throughout the lineup as Anderson has outscored its opponents 11-7. Three different players have two goals, as Krystal Goss, Madison Taylor and Faith Johannes tie for the team-lead in the category. Taylor currently leads in points with her three assists to go along with her goals. Goss closely follows with six points.
Senior goalkeeper Kaitlyn Neipp made history on Saturday, as she now has 17.4 career shutouts, which moved her into 10th all-time in SAC history. Neipp recorded nine saves and saw a total of 15 shots from Coker on the afternoon.
Queens opened the season with four-straight wins, but has gone 1-1-1 since the streak and now posts a 5-1-1 overall record with a 1-0-1 conference mark. Most recently, the Royals picked up their first SAC victory in program history with a 3-2 win over Brevard on Sunday. In its first conference match, QU and Tusculum played to a scoreless draw.
For the season, Queens has outscored its opponents 17-7 and has outshot teams 104-65. Leading the offensive charge is Caitlyn Rodrigues with six goals in seven matches. Her season has been highlighted by a hat trick in a 5-0 victory over Shorter. Rodrigues is currently tied with Wingate’s Jade Montgomery for the conference lead. Senior Brooke Foil is currently tied for the conference lead in assists with four.
Junior Jessyca Young has seen every minute in goal for the Royals, posting three shutouts on 24 saves. Young currently holds a 0.95 goals against average in over 661 minutes played.
Wednesday’s matchup will mark the first time Anderson and Queens will meet since 2009 when both teams were members of Conference Carolinas. QU tallied a 5-1 win over the Trojans in the first match of conference play that season. The mid-week meeting will also mark the first time AU has traveled outside of the state of South Carolina this season.